WKU Volleyball earns 16th-straight USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. — For the 16th consecutive year, WKU Volleyball has been recognized as a recipient of the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for its work in the classroom throughout the 2021-22 school year, the association announced Monday.

With a team grade-point average of 3.54, the Hilltoppers have earned the Team Academic Award for the 19th time since 1999.

“I’m incredibly proud of the fact that in the most successful period in our programs history on the court, during the most challenging of times, our players continue to thrive academically,” WKU head coach Travis Hudson said. “It speaks to their character and the culture within our program.”

WKU’s 16-year streak of the award is tied for the sixth-longest among all Division I programs.

The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team GPA on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.

In total, 211 Division I women’s teams were honored for their academic achievement this past season. WKU’s 19 all-time recognitions are tied for the 11th-most in Division I history.